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    Senator wins release of US prisoner in Myanmar

    Jim Webb pulls a Bill Clinton. I'm going to have to seriously reconsider my previous certainty that I would vote against him in 2012.

    YANGON, Myanmar U.S. Sen. Jim Webb won the release Saturday of an American prisoner convicted in Myanmar and sentenced to seven years in prison for swimming secretly to the residence of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the senator's office said.

    During Webb's visit to Myanmar the first by a member of the U.S. Congress in more than a decade the senator also secured a rare visit with Suu Kyi, who was convicted along with the American, John Yettaw, and sentenced to 18 more months under house arrest. She has been detained for 14 of the last 20 years.
    Senator wins release of US prisoner in Myanmar - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Senator wins release of US prisoner in Myanmar

    Props to Jim Webb. I thought he might've been a Republican and his party affiliation wasn't shown on the link (oh noes, media bias). Either way, glad he got it done.

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    Re: Senator wins release of US prisoner in Myanmar

    Kudos to Webb for getting this guy released from Burma. Now hopefully Mr. Yettaw faces some charges (or gets the mental help he obviously needs) back home for his stupid actions.
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    Re: Senator wins release of US prisoner in Myanmar

    I never cared about this guy. I am way more concerned for Suu Kyi who is now facing a long prison sentence over the idiot who swam to her house, knowing full well she was in detention. Burma's icon for democracy is about to have the regime's boot stomped on her.

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